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Bertha was Adopted!

When Bertha, a black lab, came to us earlier this year she weighed over 100 pounds and looked years older than her actual age of around 3 years. She was so overweight she could barely walk. One of our volunteers, Kim, has been fostering her and recently made Bertha a new member of the family by adopting her. Just look how good she looks now! She plays, fetches a ball, and looks like her age. This goes to show you what a proper diet and a good home can do for a dog! Pictured is Bertha with her brother, Sampson. We are so happy for her!

2nd Annual Raise the Roof Fundraiser to be held on September 16th

Screen Shot 2017-07-21 at 7.24.13 AMPlease mark your calendars for our 2nd annual Raise the Roof fundraising event to be held on the banks of the beautiful Caddo River near Amity, AR! This exciting event is sponsored by Diamond Bank. We will have food, beer, wine, and silent auction items available as we raise funds for our new education/adoption/indoor kennel building. There are a limited number of tickets available, and we are hoping to sell out, so get your tickets now and join us for a night of fun!

Bertha Is Ready For Her New Home!

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This is Bertha. She came to the Humane Society in March. When she arrived, she was so overweight that she could barely walk. She also had a severe urinary infection and skin issues due to her obesity. Countryside Animal Hospital assisted us with getting her treated and on the road to recovery. She  is in a foster home and we are happy to report that she has lost 20 pounds! She now likes to fetch ball, play, and do what normal dogs do. She is house trained and likes other dogs, and she gets along well with cats, too. Above is a photo of Bertha socializing at our recent adoption event at the Pet Expo in Hot Springs Village.

Thanks to Countryside Animal Hospital and Barkansas for their donations in getting her fit to be an active doggie again. If you are interested in Bertha, please send in your application.  The link to the application can be found under the Our Pets tab on this website.


It’s time for our 3rd Annual Race to the Rescue Fundraiser Event!

It’s time once again for our annual Race to the Rescue fundraiser event! Join us for an evening of fun and great food as we raise money for our doggies and kitties! Tickets are $50 each, and the event will be held at Froggy’s Restaurant this year.  All proceeds go toward helping homeless, neglected, and abused dogs and cats in our local community. Hope you can join us!Screen Shot 2017-02-08 at 4.42.35 PM

Our 2017 Calendars Are Now Available For Purchase

2017 HSGC Calendar Cover

2017 HSGC Calendar Cover

Our 2017 calendars are now available for purchase. They make great stocking stuffers for those animal lovers on your Christmas list! Each calendar is $10, and 100% of proceeds go toward the care of homeless, abused, and neglected animals in our local community. The calendar is filled with great photos of many of the animals rescued and rehomed through our organization. So go buy a calendar (or a dozen or two) and help us forward HSGC’s effort to reduce homelessness of the dogs and cats in our community!
The calendar may be purchased at the following local businesses:
HSGC Thrift Store at 2026 Central Avenue
Chez Julie Gifts on Bathhouse Row
Hyp Boutique at 4334 Central Avenue
Chrysalis Day Spa in Temperance Hill Shopping Center
Lambert’s Salon at 5001 Central Avenue
A special thanks to the guys at the Hot Springs Fire Dept for participating in our photo shoot for the cover!

Raise The Roof Fundraiser

Screen Shot 2016-07-17 at 10.05.51 PMWe are having a really cool fundraiser August 27th at Caddo Meadows, a luxurious little place on the banks of the Caddo River near Amity, AR. We will have awesome food, beer and wine, a silent auction, and a grand old time visiting with one another as we raise much-needed funds for Humane Society of Garland County. Hope you can join us!

Nera, Home at Last!

IMG_4335Nera is a 14 year-old shepherd/spitz mix who came to Humane Society of Garland County’s kennel back in 2005.  This shy girl was passed over for years until she came to the attention of our board president, Ivy Wood, after the organization was placed under the direction of a new board and kennel manager a little over a year ago.  The new management has worked hard to get long term animals placed into forever homes, and as the kennel conditions became less crowded, several of our less outgoing dogs became more approachable, and they have made great progress with socialization and human interaction.  Our organization was contacted by staff at The Sentinel Record, our hometown newspaper, regarding featuring a pet makeover of one of our animals.  Ivy chose Nera as the celebrity pet, and her article featured in Hot Springs On The Go magazine brought some attention to Nera’s plight.  Lo and behold, Nera found a new home full of love and attention, and she is continuing to blossom in her new surroundings.

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Ubu’s story

ubuUbu is a 2 year old Lab mix who came to our kennel in October 2015.  She had been owner surrendered after being neglected.  She had an advanced skin condition and malnutrition when she arrived, so she received immediate vet care.  Here is a photo of Ubu when she first arrived at the vet:







ubuShe responded quickly to medication and a nutritious diet, and her fur returned to its normal shiny luster.  Ubu is a friendly girl, but she’s calm and not a jumper.  She played well with the other dogs, and she loves people.  However, it’s difficult to find placement for a big black dog, so we all had our fingers crossed that Ubu would find a family to love her and take her to a forever home.





ubu adoptedThen, in mid December, a nice couple with 40 acres of land came to the kennel and adopted Ubu. They report that she is loving her new life and fitting in great in their family.  Now, isn’t that a happy ending to this story?








ubuHSGC has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of cats and dogs this year, many of whom were sick, malnourished, abused, and neglected.  Through the generosity of many folks in our community, we have been able to rescue, treat, and rehome these animals.  Please keep us in mind when making decisions regarding donating to charity.  100% of our donations stay in this community, and the results are apparent locally.   Our success is entirely dependent on our donors.


HSGC 2016 Calendars

Mia Christmas photo

Mia Christmas photo

Please stop by the Humane Society of Garland County Thrift Store at 2026 Central Avenue to purchase your 2016 HSGC calendar for $10. They make great stocking stuffers, and they are filled with local pets, many of whom were adopted through our organization. We are 100% donation funded, and we really need to sell as many of these calendars as possible. All proceeds go toward needy animals in our local community. We have a bunch left, and we would love to sell out. Our thrift store hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10-4, so swing by and pick yours up!

It’s a Wonderful Time of Year for Pet Photos!

Nancy's Christmas Glamour Shot

Nancy’s Christmas Glamour Shot

Merry Christmas! Brian G. Wilson Photography is offering a special package of Christmas Pet Portraits during December! The $50 session fee goes directly to the Humane Society of Garland County, and high quality prints start at $1.79~ call 501-538-0810 to schedule your session!  You will have treasured high quality photos of your pet, and all session fee proceeds go toward the care and rehoming of needy animals in our local area.  It’s a win-win!